The teen heroine finds love in a very unexpected place.
Surprisingly affecting short.
The publishers are at pains to point out that whilst this issue is dated ‘June/July’ this does not mean that Interzone is now publishing bi-monthly, but rather that they are trying to catch up on slippage on production. By cunning maniupulation of the space-time continuum, they are now endeavouring to have their magazine appear in [...]
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction finishes 2009 with an issue of their now standard bi-monthly size, but dated for a single month to enable a clean start in 2010 with a Jan/Feb issue. Alex Irvine. Dragon’s Teeth. Irvine’s ‘Wizard Six’ in F&SF June 2007 was a strong and dark fantasy story. In a [...]
Robert Reed. Firehorn. Prolific Reed is partly able to keep up his amazing output through dint of his capacity to mine his life, both recent and distant, for stories (to varying degrees of success, it has to be said, lest there be any suspicion that I am a Reed fanboy who will blindly praise all [...]
Albert E. Cowdrey. Inside Story. Retired Detective Sergeant Alphonse Fournet finds the lure of work, post-Katrina, too much to resist, when he finds out that people are continuing to mysteriously disappear. He is rapidly confronted with those of an alien persuasion who have been doing the abducting-humans thing, and as a representative of Bush the [...]
Chris Willrich. Penultima Thule. Gaunt and Bone return for more cod-fantasy fun, the story being partly in tribute to the recently departed John Morressy, a fellow supplier of comic fantasy. If your fancy runs to stories of wizards and magicke, and you can’t wait for the next Harry Potter novel, then this will doubtless keep [...]
R. Garcia y Robertson. Kansas, She Says, Is the Name of the Star. Garcia y Robertson has provided primarily F for F&SF of late through his Markovy series, and, huzzah huzzah, here he provides some SF – and how! Co-incidentally I’ve not long finished reading Geoff Ryman’s early 90s novel ‘Was’ , which features a [...]
Matthew Hughes. A Herd of Opportunity. Another tale of Guth Bandar, this one evidently from his early days, which will doubtless please those who like these whimsical tales. For me regular stories in the same setting go against my reason for reading short SF (ie different stories and characters) and as it’s not Science Fiction [...]
Gary W. Shockley. The Cathedral of Universal Biodiversity. One of those stories where either I’m missing something, or the story is. The plot : four centuries hence a man who has given up the pleasures of the flesh (and being multi-testiculated that is a big loss) to ponder the Fermi Paradox. Or rather, to create [...]